Παρασκευή, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2012


16-10-12  Νέα Ορλεάνη,  Κοινωνία για τη νευρολογία (SfN)
Ετήσια διάσκεψη  (13-17 October 2012)
Society for Neuroscience (SfN)**  conference in New Orleans

Έρευνα του Stanford University School of Medicine, για καθυστέρηση της γήρανσης.

Επικεφαλής της έρευνας και ομιλητής στη διάσκεψη ο Dr Saul Villeda.

Πόρισμα της έρευνας από τα πειράματα σε ποντίκια.
Η μετάγγιση αίματος νέων ανθρώπων σε μεσήλικες είναι δυνατό να επιβραδύνει την εμφάνιση κάποιων ασθενειών του γήρατος, όπως η νόσος Αλτσχάιμερ και να διατηρήσει υγιή τον εγκέφαλο για μεγαλύτερο χρονικό διάστημα.

(Dr Saul Villeda, plans to test the therapy on a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, in which brain connections break down and cause loss of memory and learning ability)

Καθώς μεγαλώνουμε, οι μεταβολές στη σύνθεση του αίματός μας, προκαλούν επιδείνωση της μνήμης και άλλων λειτουργιών του εγκεφάλου μας
Εάν άτομα ηλικίας 40 -60 ετών πάρουν αίμα από άτομο 20 ετών θα έχουν μελλοντικά τη δυνατότητα να αποτρέψουν τη φθορά σε λειτουργίες του εγκεφάλου, όπως η μνήμη.

**(SfN)  an organization of more than 42,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.

Transfusion of young blood could delay onset of diseases like Alzheimer's
Dr Villeda said older people's blood may damage the brain because it contains a greater number of inflammatory proteins in its plasma
Giving middle-aged people a transfusion of young blood could keep their brain healthy in old age and delay the onset of diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists claim.
It means people in their 40s or 50s could in future be given blood donated by someone in their early twenties to prevent their brain from deteriorating and stave off diseases like Alzheimer's
"We have blood transfusions all the time after chemotherapy and for surgery. I think now we know something happens, you can start treating it more as a therapy."

18-10-12  «Το φαινόμενο του Δράκουλα»
Σύμφωνα με φήμες, τα τελευταία χρόνια της ζωής του ο Βορειοκορεάτης δικτάτορας
Κιμ Γιονγκ Ιλ, για να καθυστερήσει τη γήρανσή του, έκανε ενέσεις αίματος, που προερχόταν από νέους ανθρώπους. πηγή    http://greek.ruvr.ru/2012_10_18/91697376/

Στη διάσκεψη συζητήθηκε επίσης, η αντίδραση των φιλοζωικών οργανώσεων για τη χρήση πειραματόζωων στις έρευνες.

10/15/2012 6:31:00 PM in:      Animals in Research
πηγή      http://www.sfn.org/

experimenters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)

Cut Funding for Cruel Experiment on Cats at UW-Madison!
Ask NIH to Stop Funding Cruel UW Experiment on Cats!
ιστοσελίδα  https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4317.PeTA    I was dismayed to learn that the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has given more than $3 million for a series of cruel experiments on cats
I find it troubling that millions of tax dollars are being spent to abuse and kill animals and further the personal careers of a few animal experimenters, rather than being invested in research that would benefit the American people.
Today, many laboratories are conducting modern and relevant sound localization studies using human volunteers. I urge your agency to end its financial support of this cruel and sloppy experiment at UW and divert funding toward humane and applicable human-based research.
In the studies, cats have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes implanted in their brains. Sometimes, cats used in these UW experiments have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened by having a toxic chemical applied to their inner ear. The cats are then deprived of food for several days in order to coerce them to look in the direction of sounds during experimental sessions in which their heads are immobilized by a bolt screwed into their skulls.

Internal UW documents and photographs obtained by PETA in response to a successful lawsuit detail the miserable life and death of one of the cats, a gentle tabby named Double Trouble, who was abused and killed in this barbaric experiment. In one instance, Double Trouble woke up while experimenters were cutting into her head. Following a series of invasive surgeries, she developed infections, became lethargic and depressed, started to twitch, and suffered paralysis in half her face. After UW deemed the experiment a failure, the experimenters killed and decapitated Double Trouble so that they could examine her brain.

Experimenters have justified the use of 30 cats like Double Trouble per year in this cruel project not by saying that it would enhance human health but by stating that they needed to "keep up a productive publication record that ensures our constant funding."

οι κρατικοί έλεγχοι για την καταγγελία της PETA
The federal government has determined they cannot identify ethical problems in research that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals raised in a campaign against the University of Wisconsin earlier this year.
The United States Department of Agriculture released the inspection report of three visitations conducted by the Animal and Health Inspection Service on Sept. 28, Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 to The Capital Times yesterday.

According to the report, “no noncompliant items were identified during the inspection.”

USDA spokesperson David Sacks said the inspection was not part of an investigation, but rather was an effort to enforce the Animal Welfare Act, which denotes the federal care standards required of all individuals and facilities.

However, according to PETA's Associate Director of Laboratory Investigations Justin Goodman, the report only reflects poorly upon the university and the USDA as a federal agency.

The USDA, like UW-Madison, apparently thinks it's acceptable to mutilate, deafen, starve, paralyze and decapitate cats, but PETA sees this violence for what it is — cruelty to animals,” Goodman said in an email to The Badger Herald .

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